Hello All, My father and Brother are Firefighters and attend many accidents.
(thats why my dad isn't thrilled I have a bike )
Anyway my Brother forwarded me this Email, Has anyone else heard of teh ICE program ? It sound like a great Idea, they are trying to get the word out ... See below for his Email ..... and no it is not a chain letter ; )
This sounds like a great idea...
Please adopt this international program...
A recent article from the Toronto Star, "the ICE idea", is catching on and
it is a very simple, yet important method of contact for you or a loved one
in case of an emergency.
As cell phones are carried by the majority of the population, all you need
to do is program the number of a contact person or persons and store the
name as "ICE". The idea was thought up by a paramedic who found that when
they went to the scenes of accidents, there were always mobile phones with
patients, but they didn't know which numbers to call. He therefore thought
that it would be a good idea if there was a nationally recognized name to
file "next of kin" under.
Following a disaster in London the East Anglican Ambulance Service has
launched a national "In case of Emergency (ICE)" campaign. The idea is that
you store the word "ICE " in your mobile phone address book, and with it
enter the number of the person you would want to be contacted "In Case of
Emergency ". In an emergency situation, Emergency Services personnel and
hospital staff would then be able to quickly contact your next of kin, by
simply dialing the number programmed under "ICE". Please forward this.
It won't take too many forwards" before everybody will know about this. It
really could save your life, or put a loved one's mind at rest. For more
than one contact name simply enter ICE1, ICE2, ICE3 etc.A great idea that
will make a difference!